Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Hundreds injures at Vigo festival collapse in Spain


More than 300 people have been injured, more than a couple seriously, after a section of wooden platform collapsed at an urban sport and music festival in Spain.
The incident happened shortly before midnight on Sunday as a crowd was listening to the Majorcan rap artist Rels B.
According to eyewitnesses, the wooden platform gave way during the first song of the concert as Rels B, who had just started his performance, told the crowd to jump, local media report.
“The floor [of the platform] dropped like a lift. It was a matter of five seconds,” Aitana Alonso told a local newspaper. “It broke and we all fell. People fell on me. I had trouble getting out. I was trying to get out and skidded, my foot got stuck, in the water. I got it out. A boy gave me his hand and I got out. I felt paralyzed and [then] I left. There was a girl with blood on her head.”
It is not yet clear whether the platform collapsed because there were too many people on it, or because the structure itself was weak, or whether other factors were involved.